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Glastonbury - Flower Crowns

What is Glastonbury?

Glastonbury festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Somerset, in England. It has been active for 49 years.


What is the history of Glastonbury?

In 1970, Michael Eavis decided to host an ‘al fresco’ concert after seeing Led Zeppelin headlining at an open-air festival. Inspired by this outdoor concert, the Pilton Pop, Folk & Blues Festival was held at Worthy Farm on 19th September 1970, with an audience of 1,500 people.


Who have been the main headliners over the past five years?

Since 2015, the main headliners have been:

  • Kanye West
  • George Ezra
  • Adele
  • Coldplay
  • Radiohead
  • Ed Sheeran
  • David Bowie
  • The Killers
  • The Cure

Who was planning to play this year?

This year, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney were planning to play this year. Glastonbury was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, but the festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus.


How can we celebrate Glastonbury at home?

Sadly, it would be hard to perfectly recreate Glastonbury. Some ways to celebrate at home are:

  • Camping in the garden
  • Watching past Glastonbury performances on TV
  • Barbeques
  • Making flower crowns

 

Who wears Flower Crowns?

Aswell as wearing Flower crowns for festivals, they are really popular with are also very popular with brides, bridesmaids and sometimes Brides will order Flower Crowns for their dogs to wear!

How to make flower crowns:


Statement flowers:

  • Spray rose
  • Daisy
  • Dahlia
  • Peony
  • Anemone
  • Carnation

Filler flowers:

  • Baby’s Breath
  • Poms
  • Astilbe
  • Statice
  • Snapdragon
  • Feverfew

  • Types of greenery:

    • Myrtle
    • Ivy
    • Leather Fern
    • Dusty Miller
    • Eucalyptus
    • Lemon Leaf

    DIY Flower Crown Directions:

    1. Shape the wire to your desired size. Take the wire and wrap it around your head to find your best fit. Leave about a ½ inch of wiggle room and cut off the excess wire. Secure the ends with floral tape. 
    2. Wrap greenery around the base of the crown. Use the floral tape to affix the greenery’s stems to the floral wire. Your choice of greenery depends on the type of crown you want to create. Subtle greenery like myrtle and ivy are great for a more delicate look. Fuller greens like leather leaf and dusty miller are better choices for fuller crowns.
    3. Create mini-flower bunches to prepare your crown. Start by selecting three blooms and wrapping the stems together with floral tape. Wrap the floral tape from the base of the bloom to the bottom of the stem to make sure it’s secure. Combine your statement flowers with a couple filler flowers if you want a balanced look. After making about eight bunches, you can start affixing your bunches to your crown. 
    4. Attach your flower bunches to crown. Grab your first flower bunch and fasten the stems to your crown with craft wire or floral tape. Layer more blooms over the stems to create a seamless floral look. Attach the flowers in one direction facing outwards for the blooms to stand out. Continue to layer your flowers until you’re satisfied with your crown! You can create a focal point by affixing a few statement flower bunches towards the front or side of your crown and filling out the rest with filler flowers.